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INTRODUCING OUR GUEST CHOREOGRAPHERS:



Caitlin Christopher (Guest Choreographer) has a BFA in Dance from University of Georgia. She has performed solo roles in Cirque de Lune, Casanova, Zorro, & Pride and Prejudice: A Parisian Jazz Ballet and had the opportunity to perform in Italy as member of Ballet Fantastique contemporary ballet company.

Ms. Christopher trained at North Atlanta Dance Academy, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, North Carolina School of the Arts, and Boston Ballet Notable achievements in choreography: Intoxicating Misery for Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO), Unquiet Divide at American College Dance Festival Association, NYC-SYR: Seat 24 nominated for ACDFA, and the Shedd Institute’s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Mary Poppins and Anything Goes


Keith Clifton (Guest Choreographer) has performed on the stage in musicals including 42nd Street, George M, Oliver, My Fair Lady, A Chorus Line, and Anything Goes, for which he won the Dramalogue's Critics Choice Award for Best Choreography. His television credits include appearances in The Academy Awards Show, the Tim Conway Show, The Carpenter's, Wolfman Jack, and David Copperfield. Keith has also traveled as a guest artist to perform with regional ballet companies in lead roles such as: The Nutcracker, Copepelia, Swan Lake, and Firebird. He has staged and directed the entire Nutcracker ballet for The Irving Ballet of Dallas, Texas. In 1993 Keith was commissioned to restructure the entire jazz and tap syllabus for the New Zealand Association of Modern Dance.

He is a co-founder of the Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles and LA Danceforce Convention. Keith continues to teach around the world staying current with all the latest trends in choreography. He has taught dance throughout the United States as well as in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, San Salvador, and Guatemala.


David Maccree (Guest Choreographer)

• Training: Kathryn Howard School of Dance, Dance Extreme, Oak Ridge Academy of Dance, Knox Dance Worx, University of Tennessee Dance Society's Boss Dance Company • Unique Opportunities: West Coast Dance Explosion Faculty Show (Lead Dancer), Tremaine Faculty Show (Dancer), Capezio's 125th Anniversary showcase • Awards: Two time senior break out artist runner up – NuVo, Regional Male Elite Dancer - West Coast Dance Explosion, VIP Runner up - JUMP The Alternative Convention, “Too Cool for School” platinum judges’ award • Currently: Training at the world renowned Broadway Dance Center (within their apprentice program, the professional semester).


Bryant Henderson (Guest Artist) is currently a Graduate Teaching Fellow and MFA candidate in the University of Oregon's Department of Dance, and is also a Graduate Certificate Candidate in the Women's and Gender Studies program at UO. Bryant is originally from Sylacauga, Alabama, and has studied extensively as a dancer and choreographer in ballet, jazz, modern, hip-hop, musical theatre, contemporary, and aerial dance. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Dance and Public Relations from The University of Alabama in 2010. Bryant has worked within the Miss America Pageant system as a performer and choreographer in Alabama and Oregon, served as a counselor for the American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive at Alabama, interned at Broadway Dance Center in NYC, and served as a guest artist at several studios and colleges. Bryant has choreographed for musicals such as Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Hair, and Wild Party. While residing in New York City, Bryant performed with SYREN Modern Dance, BEings Dance, DEMA Dance, and J. Chen Project. Afterwards, Bryant toured the world as a dancer and aerialist for Celebrity Cruises and POET Theatricals. Currently, Bryant is on faculty at Eugene Ballet Academy and adjudicates for StageOne National Dance Competitions.


Brittany Noriko Bell (Guest Choreographer) was born in Utah but calls Michigan her true home, where she began her training in modern dance and graham technique, which still highly influences her movement and choreography today. Noriko completed a BFA in Modern Dance at University of Utah. While at the U of U, she participated in works by faculty, students & guest artists’ such as Yannis Adoniou, Lesley Telford, Steve Koester and Daniel Clifton. She was a guest dancer for Doug Varone and Dancers in their work in the shelter of the fold and Repertory Dance Theatre for José Limon’s Missa Brevis. Noriko has been choreographing for six years. Currently, Noriko is teaching dance and barre fitness classes, choreographing and performing in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Rebekah Manookin (Guest Choreographer) graduated from Kathryn Howard School of Dance and continued her dance training with intensive classes at The Edge, and multiple dance companies, including the Brigham Young University-Idaho Dance Alliance Touring Company. Rebekah enjoys sharing her love of dance with young students while challenging them technically and helping them make an emotional connection to her pieces.

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